ACTION ALERT — Tell the FDA That Regulating LDTs as Devices is a Bad Idea

Posted July 16, 2014
Laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) are diagnostic tests developed and performed by local labs. They are widely used—thousands of different LDTs are available—and include genetic tests, tests for rare conditions, and companion diagnostics. LDTs are vital tools for personalized medicine because labs can even create custom diagnostic tests.  Other diagnostic tests—in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test kits—are regulated by the FDA as “devices.” Commonly, these are products containing all or most of the components needed to perform a test, which are then packaged and commercially distributed. The FDA is considering whether to regulate LDTs the same way, which would mean each test would have an evidentiary mountain to climb—difficult when tests are custom-designed for one particular patient!  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the FDA that laboratory-developed tests should not be regulated as devices!

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Foods to Eat to Lower Cholesterol Levels Naturally

Posted July 22, 2014
Generally speaking, foods high in fiber have cholesterol-lowering effects. That includes fresh fruits, vegetables and beans. There are specific foods, though, which could do an even better job at cutting cholesterol levels.  Read more.

 

Crime and No Punishment; Putting Babies on Psychiatric Drugs

Posted July 17, 2014
No one should use Big Pharma’s toxic drugs to support the myth of brain chemistry imbalances. Even the FDA prohibits prescribing these to children under five. Yet in 2013 the number of babies under one year of age in the USA prescribed dangerous psychotropic drugs was well over a quarter-million.  Read more.

ACTION ALERT — Tell the FDA That Regulating LDTs as Devices is a Bad Idea

Posted July 16, 2014
Laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) are diagnostic tests developed and performed by local labs. They are widely used—thousands of different LDTs are available—and include genetic tests, tests for rare conditions, and companion diagnostics. LDTs are vital tools for personalized medicine because labs can even create custom diagnostic tests.  Other diagnostic tests—in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test kits—are regulated by the FDA as “devices.” Commonly, these are products containing all or most of the components needed to perform a test, which are then packaged and commercially distributed. The FDA is considering whether to regulate LDTs the same way, which would mean each test would have an evidentiary mountain to climb—difficult when tests are custom-designed for one particular patient!  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the FDA that laboratory-developed tests should not be regulated as devices!

ACTION ALERT — FDA Proposes New Rules for Compounding

Posted July 16, 2014
There are two FDA documents open for comments that greatly need your input.

Read more and please take action immediately on both these proposals, and send your comments to the FDA today! Remember that legal action is not possible until rules are final, and the more comments we can get in now the stronger we will be.

Study Finds Alarming Global Rise in Use of Antibiotics

Posted July 14, 2014
Antibiotic use has surged by 36% worldwide in a decade, much of it unwarranted, according to a new study.  The rise, particularly in countries with a burgeoning middle class, heightens concerns that overuse of antibiotics is leaving more of the world’s population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria, according to the authors of the analysis, published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. Read more.

Conclusive Study Finds Big Nutritional Benefits for Organic Crops

Posted July 14, 2014
A major new study from the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts, corrects many of the shortcomings of earlier studies and should put to rest any doubts about the benefits of organic.  Read more.

Vaccine Ingredients and Vaccine Secrets

Posted July 11, 2014
There has been much recent concern regarding giving vaccines to children and the related side effects. Particularly concerning is the link between early childhood vaccines and autism.  Read more.

5 Ways Watermelons can Boost Your Health

Posted July 11, 2014
While you may have watermelon every now and again, this food should actually be consumed quite often due to the numerous health benefits it offers.  Read more.

Sucralose vs. aspartame: which of these top two artificial sweeteners is the better choice?

Posted July 11, 2014
Junk food manufacturers are constantly developing new tactics to capture the public’s dollar. The low-fat, sugar-free craze, for instance, has generated a profusion of “diet” junk foods laced with artificial sweetener chemicals like sucralose (Splenda) and aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), both of which are marketed as safe alternatives to refined sugar. So between sucralose and aspartame, which one is safer and more beneficial for health?  Read more.

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